Not By Bread Alone

By David Goodwin | May 11, 2020

This past Sunday, my wife and I were watching Mass on Facebook Live. The presider, Jim McDermott, S.J., offered a prayer of gratitude for artists and creative individuals for “trying to help us and nourish us” amid the ongoing pandemic.   Just like many housebound Americans, I find myself reading more books, watching more movies, and…

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Pell’s Toll

By David Gibson | April 29, 2020

The April 7 decision by Australia’s High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges brought an end to a legal odyssey that for the Catholic Church was as high-profile as the case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But Pell’s saga will continue to reverberate, and perhaps in…

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Farmers This Earth Day

By David Goodwin | April 22, 2020

Earlier this month, I sat down with Matt Russell, Executive Director, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, to discuss his organization’s work to change the narrative surrounding farmers and climate change. Matt’s own farm, Coyote Run Farm, has become a de facto political stop for presidential candidates in Iowa.

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Two Americas: COVID & Community

By David Goodwin | April 20, 2020

Recently, I sat down with author and photographer Chris Arnade to discuss his book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. We talked about inequality, class, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health emergency has revealed fissures and stress points throughout our society. One key disparity between social classes is an absence…

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